There are so many reasons to make rolls: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Sunday dinner, Easter…. a random Tuesday. Because my son is such a picky eater, we make a lot of rolls in our house. Rather than make the standard rolled-into-a-ball rolls, we like to try different things.
You can do these with any dinner roll recipe or even…. GASP… store-bought, frozen roll dough!!.
1. Crescent rolls:
- Once your dough is ready to go, roll it out as you would pie crust or sugar-cookie dough, but try to make it a rectangle. Cut the rectangle into smaller rectangles, and cut each of those across to make triangles. I started with 9 rectangles and ended up with 18 triangles.
- Starting at the large end, roll the dough up, tucking the small end in at the end.
- Place them on a greased baking sheet, cover and allow them to rise until they double in size (30 minutes to one hour). Then bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
- Brush them with melted butter as soon as they come out of the oven.
2. Clover Rolls
- I once again divided my dough into 18 pieces. Then using kitchen sheers, I cut the 18 pieces into three pieces each. Roll those three pieces into balls as you would for basic dinner rolls.
- Place the three balls in a greased muffin tin. Cover and allow to rise until doubled in size.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Brush them with melted butter as soon as they come out of the oven.
These are my favorite because they remind me of something from Alice in Wonderland.
3. Parker House Rolls
- Once again, roll out your dough as you did for the crescent rolls. Using a large biscuit cutter, cut the dough into circles.
- Melt about 1/4 C butter in a small bowl. Take each circle of dough and dip the bottom half into the butter. Then fold the top half of the dough over the bottom, making a half circle.
- Place the rolls on a greased baking sheet, cover and allow to rise until doubled in size.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
Coming soon!! I’ll show you what we do with the scraps from the Parker House rolls!!! Stay tuned!